Does TV Rot Your Brain? U of C Economists Try To Find Out


Via Slate, read about a recent study by University of Chicago economists Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro regarding the long-term impact on children of TV viewing. Basically, they studied the test scores of children in various cities in order to determine if TV watching correlated with test scores. The assumption being that increased TV watching adversely affects scholastic performance.

Before you click through to read the article, what do you think they found? Does TV harm kids’ test scores or does it improve them? Does TV rot your brain?

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 4:18 pm

    For a minute, I thought TV had made me stupider, er, um, more stupid? But you can find the article here:

    The Slate article was also written by Austan Goolsbee, who is also a professor at UC.

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